|Previous School:||Box Hill Sr. Sec.|
Parents: Graham & Maureen
Sister: Angela (25)
Brother: David (27)
Major: Pre-Physical Therapy
Also Recruited By: Evansville, Niagara, Morehead State
OUTLOOK - Aussie native enters fourth season as ORU's starting point
guard ... Poised to become the school's all-time assist leader, as he
needs 65 to tie Arnold Dugger's school-record of 501 ... The top
returning assist-man in the conference (5.9 apg last season) ...
Generally regarded as the best defensive guard in the Mid-Con and
arguably one of the best in NCAA Division I ... Typically guards
opponents best offensive guard, but has also been used to defend players
as tall as 6-8 ... Shows tremendous hustle every contest ... Will dive
for loose balls, take charges and take charge on the floor ... Good
3-point shooter (.402 career pct.), as evidenced by his 8-of-10
performance against Southern Utah as a sophomore... Ranks ninth (41.9
percent in 2000-01) and 10th (41.3 percent in 2001-02) respectively on
ORU's single-season 3-point percentage chart ... Has 132 career
3-pointers, ranking sixth on the school's career list ... One of the
league's most durable, having played 40 or more minutes 16 times in his
career ... ORU student council member.
JUNIOR (2002-03) - Ranked 26th nationally and second in the Mid-Con by
averaging 5.9 assists per game ... His 164 assists ranked fifth on the
school's single-season list and were the most by an ORU player since
Haywoode Workman dished out 188 in 1986-87 before continuing his career
in the NBA ... Had career-high of 11 assists twice (at Tennessee State
and in the win over SMU) and three others with nine ... Can score when
called on, as evidenced by his 15 double-figure games (ORU was 13-2 in
those contests) ... Career-High 30 points (11-22 FG, 3-7 3-pt, 5-8 FT)
in home loss to UMKC ... Had 25 points at Chicago State, 22 against
Southern Utah and a 21-point, 7-assist effort against Maryland-Baltimore
County ... Led ORU to a 76-64 win over SEC foe Arkansas, scoring 19
points and dishing eight assists against the Razorbacks ... First career
double-double at Tennessee State (16 points, 11 assists) ... Led the
Mid-Con in Free Throw Percentage (.852, 115-of-135) and Assist-Turnover
Ratio (2.52)... Ranked 9th in the league with a .373 3-point percentage
SOPHOMORE (2001-02) - Became one of only three players in school history
to drain at least 50 3-pointers and dish out over 150 assists in a
season (Tim Gill and Eric Perry the others) ... Started all 31 games,
leading the team and ranking second in the Mid-Con with 5.03 assists per
game ... Averaged 6.50 assists per contest during conference action ...
Also led the Mid-Con in 3-point percentage in conference games only
(.475, 28-of-59) ... Scored in double-figures 14 times, including four
straight in mid-to-late January ... One of those contests was his then
career-high 29-point effort in an overtime home loss to Southern Utah
... In that game, he hit a career-best 8-of-10 3-pointers and had six
rebounds in a career-high 45 minutes of action ... Also
contributed 20 points and 5 assists at IUPUI (2/9/02)... Had 13 points,
seven rebounds, seven assists and held eventual Mid-Con Player of the
Year Lubos Barton to just eight points in loss at Valparaiso (1/17/02)
... Had then career-high nine assists against IUPUI (1/10/02), when he
also scored four of his nine points at the free throw line in the final
minute to hold off the visiting Jaguars ... Hit an overtime-forcing
3-pointer with three seconds left in regulation and finished with 17
points in the 73-66 OT loss to Tulsa ... Followed with 18 points, five
rebounds and six assists in the 87-71 win over Tennessee State ... Had
17 points and eight assists in 73-68 loss to Drake ... Tied team-high
scoring honors with 13 points in the 3rd-place victory over
Florida International in the San Juan Shootout.
FRESHMAN (2000-01) - Was somewhat of a surprise to the coaching staff as
a 20-year old freshman, performing like a veteran most of the season ...
Led the team and ranked fourth in the Mid-Con in assists (4.00) ...
Ranked fifth in the league in 3-pt FG% (.419) ... Led ORU and ranked
eighth in the Mid-Con in steals (1.38) ... Scored 19 points and handed
out six assists in first collegiate game, an 87-83 upset win over Big 12
foe Nebraska in the season-opener ... Had a career-high six steals
against Western Illinois ... Scored in double-figures 12 times,
including a then career-high 21-point effort in a 91-73 loss at Southern
Utah ... Drilled a then career-high five 3-pointers in seven attempts
against the T-Birds ... Also scored 11 points and dished out eight
assists against the T-Birds in the semifinals of the Mid-Con Tournament
... Had 10 points and initially set career-high with nine assists in
86-84 win at Western Illinois.
HIGH SCHOOL - Attended Box Hill Senior Secondary School where he played
for head coach Darren Perry ... Was chosen as the Box Hill Sportsman of
the Year in 1997 and 1998 ... Earned All-State honors in 1998 ...
Averaged 17 points, 4.0 rebounds and 6.0 assists in high school ... Led
his team to a second-place finish nationally in 1998 ... Was a member of
the U-18 Australian National Team in 1998 and the U-20 team in 1999 ...
Helped the National Team win a World Championship in Portugal in 1999.